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on this. turkey has a very big, very capable army, but it wants to know if it's got the support from nato. what if assad starts targeting turkey with aircraft? >> that changes everything, nic robertson. thank you so much for joining me. thank you so much for watching. i'm sure wolf will be all over this and of course debate night in denver. "the situation room" begins now. >>> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, we're counting down to tonight's presidential debate. mitt romney's motorcade just pulled up at the debate hall. president obama's expected to arrive in denver any minute as well. we'll be talking with top supporters of each candidate. the former new york city mayor rudy giuliani, he'll join us live this hour. also we'll be hearing from both candidates' wives in special cnn interviews. today, by the way, is the obama's 20th wedding anniversary. so what's it like spending the night with the romneys? i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> 34 days from the presidential election but much more importantly right now at least right now we've reached what may be the mo
discussion in u.s. and nato policy on how to pull out. >> i wanted to introduce to you, sir, just last weekend the number of americans killed in afghanistan hit 2,000. is there a point at which the cost just becomes too great and we pull out. are we already there? >> well, i think the american people have backed off this struggle. two thirds of americans don't support it. they're running 6 or 7 billion a month. this year, we have lost a company-sized unit from nato, killed or wounded by afghanistan security forces. so the trust has eroded between nato and the troops. so i think again, we're headed towards the door. does it revert to civil war when we're out, or can the government resort to civil war? >> well, you bring up nato. and the actions have is stopped them from working with the afghans. the mission was to get in there, train the afghans to lead the country in a position that they could take care of it themselves. so what is the mission now for nato? >> well, there is a good argument, the taliban said that hey, the americans are trying to wait out their position, we're trying to
and get the rhetorical backing from its nato allies. but they have continued shelling. this is not all sophisticated military. they're trying to destroy. and we've had reports from syrian opposition activist that's are syrian army casualties as a result of the turkish strikes. >> and a few analysts are suspecting that syria's attack on turkey may have been orchestrated by either the assad regime or the rebels in an attempt to pull turkey into the syrian conflict. do you have any evidence of that? >> reporter: at this point, no. i mean i understand both points of view and the rational towards making them. at this point it is hard to understand why the president would want to further complicate his life by drawing in his key neighborhood backer of the syrian rebel movement and also has the backing of nato. that is hard to understand. yes, there's a lot of logic as to why the rebels would like to see turkey come more in their side militarily and, of course, turkish artillery is doing their job for them now, destroying some syrian military regime targets there. but those theories require e
in afghanistan as we also work with our nato allies who are there strengthening us and we need to grow our military. we cannot afford to lose against al qaeda and the shia extremists who are still there, still fighting us, but we're getting closer and closer to victory. and it would be a travesty if we quit now in iraq. >> senator? >> gwen, with all due respect, i didn't hear a plan. barack obama offered a clear plan. shift responsibility to iraqis over the next 16 months. draw down our combat troops. ironically the same plan that maliki, the prime minister of iraq and george bush are now negotiating. the only odd man out here, only one left out is john mccain, number one. number two, with regard to barack obama not quote funding the troops, john mccain voted the exact same way. john mccain voted against funding the troops because of an amendment he voted against had a timeline in it to draw down american troops. and john said i'm not going to fund the troops if in fact there's a time line. barack obama and i agree fully and completely on one thing. you've got to have a time line to draw d
to be open at that point and he had lost interest a little bit at columbia and went to nato to defend that nato's forces and so forth but he did an outstanding job at columbia and he would have gone on to do an outstanding job except he had a higher calling. >> david as i recall rather early in your book you say that you saw ike's reputation editing someone. do you still feel that way? >> well live look, in fact the connection with grants to me is very interesting. i think we look back nostalgically on world war ii in this great unqualified success and so i think the one thing we have not recognized both i believe in voters and the electorate in the 1950's did recognize is that we were really undergoing a post-war reconstruction period and the 1940s and 1950's so the parallel between eisenhower and grant, lincoln and roosevelt is a very compelling one and i think another reason that people have not focused on this parallel is because of ulysses s. grant's reputation and i remember that subject by all people -- was a friend of ours and came to visit us when julie's dad was in the white
to the surge of deadly attacks on nato troops by afghan soldiers in recent months, known as gray on blue attacks. senior military analyst oliver north is imbeddeded with u.s. special operation forces in afghanistan and, lieutenant colonel north is streaming live from just outside of kabul. colonel? >> reporter: gregg, there is a remarkable number of young americans, out here, who are in harm's way, they have taken on the mission of helping the afghans begin to defend themselves, knowing there is a deadline and that deadline was set by the commander-in-chief, that you a us combat force are going to be out of this country, by 2014. that has many people concerned and some think it is one of the reasons why the green on blue attacks have increased. here is just some of what we have been seeing on this trip. today we traveled to remote out post where three marines were killed on a green on blue attack, and, we asked effect of the incident. >> in the aftermath of the events, has anyone come and said, we are sorry about what happened? >> sir, we have become like one of the village, one of the p
at at an event in chicago. bill: nato has a plan to protect turkey as it rages in syria. leland vittert is live in jerusalem watching all this as the violence with turkey, is it getting better or worse or worse, leland. >> reporter: it's about the same. the syrian syrians send a shell over, the turks respond with a an artillery barrage. this is day six or seven of this and it's very concerning. the turks are beginning to amass men, equipment, f-16's are goi going. they don't thing things are going to get worse and nato is there to defend. second of all it cuts to the syrians as a warning. remember the west has been loathe in order to try to military intervene in syria. if a war breaks out between turkey and syria it's very clear the gloves will come off. bill. bill: there is a bombing in damascus, how significant was it this time? >> reporter: another very big bombing is coming from the al-qaida off shoots operating inside syria. it shows how many foreign fighters are coming into the country, inside syria, these are hard-core jihaddists organizing car bombs against some of the syrian leadership
. a woman and several children. >> okay. so as we continue to watch, we'll watch reaction from nato also i presume. >> tur ks are turning to nato to. i don't think we can expect to see them sending tanks from europe or from the united states
a day away. but first, we'll start with afghanistan. nato's secretary general says there's a possibility that western forces could be withdrawn from afghanistan more quickly than previously planned. he suggested the deadly spike of insider attacks has hit the morale of former troops serving in the war zone. and today's front page of the "new york times" claims the u.s. is abandoning its hopes for a peace deal with the taliban. the "times" reports american officials are essentially giving up on what was once a critical component of their strategy in afghanistan. they're opting for a far less ambitious plan that would have the afghans work out a deal among themselves once u.s. combat troops withdraw by the end of 2014. richard engel has been covering the conflict for nearly 11 years and filed this report from the afghan capital. >> reporter: this woman is about to die. executed for adultery. the man she was with got off scot-free, the taliban recently filmed this video of their justice as a warning and to say they're making a comeback. some 30 miles away in the village, we saw few signs of
. they have certain problems the japanese have certain problems. that limits them. nato went outside the boundaries and started broadening the mandate by going in to afghanistan. you even have today in the papers stories that they're leaving sooner. they're not happy with it and so forth. and in materials of our ability to project our force and the ability to project the influence, it seems like there's strong head winds at the very least. john, how do you think that's likely to manifest itself over the next year. we're talking about the next american president. how do you think he combats this or he is going to be capable of combating this deep seption of declining american influence. >> i think one thing that needs to happen the president needs to rearticulate rationale for the united states to leadership. where there are economic and other head wind in front of the united states. that the united states still is a critical player, it will have to be a vision of internationalism that, if you will, on the sly and the cheat that is new ways the united states can make a difference with
, and the administration officials say the deadline is crucial. meanwhile, the nato secretary general says the retreat of western forces from afghanistan could come sooner than expected, adding that their recent green- on-blue killings have been successful in sapping morale. turning to presidential politics, a judge rules whether to keep intact pennsylvania put the new law requiring voters to show photo id in the election. there is a supreme court order to will no later than today at 5:00 p.m., five weeks before voters go to the polls. homeland security is reporting that one border patrol agent has been killed and one wounded in an arizona shooting. we'll keep you updated. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> when nation's chief in trade, and china has cheated, i will do something the president has not been willing to do, call them on the carpet and label them a currency manipulator. >> we brought more trade cases against china in one term in the previous administration did him in two, and we have been winning those cases >> wednesday, president obama and mitt romney need in thei
, this as nato commander's try to find a new way to boost stability in the region as forces begin to head home. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has the details from the pentagon. how seriously did the u.s. military take these peace talks with the taliban. >> not very. this was essentially a state-department-led idea from with some backing from the white house and the president's national security advisers over at the white house when richard holbrooke was still alive as ambassador and envoy to pakistan he backed the idea because many military commander's believed you could not shoot yourself out of this war, out of the war in afghanistan. the pentagon also never believed that they could negotiate he with elements loyal to mullah omar or the a cane the aquani network. the pentago taliban doesn't specialize in talking but in shooting. they were willing to give it a chance but they didn't really believe, many of the generals i've spoken to that it would get off the ground. gregg: what are officials saying about where the talks are heading in. >> what weiree hearing is that the re
, and, you know, this really -- and, again, strategic principles being the same, this is what nato feared when the soviets were able to strike the u.s. homeland. you know, if the chinese get to the point of having a credible conventional strike capability, and that's what the north koreans go for too, but, you know, we'll see, then i think there's a real danger that it becomes this age old question of will the united states risk its own soil to come to the defense of an ally or even in the case of taiwan, a non-ally, obligated under certain conditions on the tra, and i think that given -- if i was chinese, i would want the capability to decouple. i think mark made a strong case of the kinds of capabilities that they are looking to in terms of hitting the homeland. guam is no longer a sanctuary. we'll see if the rest of the u.s. homeland is over the next ten years. >> great. we have a question from the audience members in the overflow auditorium. dan, you get a break. this is for you, ashley from rose chen. she says u.s. past dealings with asia have not been successful like the loss
." the last hour, nato says it is ready to defend their alliance member turkey in the. syrian the. we will keep you updated. the head of the european central bank is pushing for the creation of a common bank bailout fund to prevent bank failures from wrecking the financial system or costing taxpayers money. mario draghi says such a bank resolution fund is the way to avoid the kind of disruption that occurred after the failure of u.s. investment bank lehman brothers in 2008. turning to campaign 2012, danville, kentucky, is getting ready for a thrill. it's the vice-presidential debate this thursday between joe biden and paul ryan. the city has repaved streets, planted flowers, and directed new signs. one bar is serving cocktails named for the vice president and his rival. c-span is covering the vice- presidential debate thursday night and are preview program begins a 7:00 p.m. eastern with the debate starting at 9:00. those are the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> look at what president obama did on the budget. nothing except borrow and spend. as a result of his abdication of leader
certain problems. that limits them. on nato, they started broadening the mandate by going into afghanistan and you even have today in the paper stories that they are not happy with it and so forth. in terms of our ability to project our influence, it seems like there are some strong head winds at the very least. how'd you think that is likely to manifest itself over the course of the next year? we're talking about the next american president. is it going to be capable of combating this perception of a declining american influence? >> one thing that has happened is the next president needs to be articulate a rationale for the united states to provide leadership even under conditions where there are economic and other headwinds in front of the united states. the u.s. is still a critical player. it will have to be a view of internationalism where if you look at new ways the united states can make a difference without necessarily putting marshall plans to work in every region of the world, i think the other way to handle the head wind is to come back to one of the virtues are successes to the
. nato went outside its boundaries and started broadening its mandate by going into afghanistan. even today in the paper's story say they are leaving sooner. they are not happy with it and so forth. in terms of our ability to project the force, it seems like there are some strong head winds of the very least. john, how do you think that is likely to manifest itself over the course of the next year? we are talking about the american president. how you think he combats this or is he going to be capable combating this perception of the declining american influence? >> i think one thing that has to happen is that the next president needs to be articulate a rationale for the united states to provide leadership even under the conditions where there are economic and other head winds in front of the united states. the united states still is a critical player and will have to be a vision of internationalism that is on the sly and on the cheek that is to say new ways the united states can make a difference without necessarily putting marshall plans to work in every region of the world. and then
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